ST. JOHN'S, NL, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Wishes Take Flight is the largest charity golf tournament ever assembled in Newfoundland &
Labrador. In a wonderful new partnership, Provincial Airlines and Innu
Mikun Airlines has paired with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
to host the inaugural "Wishes Take Flight Charity Golf Tournament" in
five locations across the province: Clovelly Golf Course (St. John's,
June 6th), The Gander Golf Club (Gander, June 8th), Amaruk Golf Club
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 8th), Tamarack Golf Course (Wabush, June
8th), & Humber Valley Resort (Corner Brook, Aug 22nd).
"Since our involvement began with the Children's Wish Foundation's Exile
Island event, our employees have been blown away by the strength and
courage of the Wish Kids. Helping make their wishes come true is an
awesome feeling and we are thrilled to take this support to the next
level", said Stephen Dinn of Provincial Airlines. "Granting wishes to
sick children is truly rewarding and seeing the effect it has on the
children and their families is amazing. We continue to be inspired by
these incredibly brave kids."
"We are so excited and proud to have this partnership with Innu Mikun
Airlines and Provincial Airlines (PAL)." Said Children's Wish NL
Chapter Director, Edie Newton. "PAL became fast friends a few years ago
becoming a valued member of our extended wish granting team. With this
new partnership even the sky is limitless in terms of the dreams we can
help make come true!"
The tournament kickoff is June 6th at Clovelly Golf Course and closing
celebrations will be held August 9th, at Humber Valley Golf Course in
Corner Brook with the help of the Western Region RCMP. Children's Wish,
Provincial Airlines and Innu Mikun Airlines will be calling on the
support of local businesses to register to support this great cause.
Registration forms can be found at www.childrenswish.ca/wishestakeflight. For more information please contact Edie Newton at Children's Wish
Foundation or Stephen Dinn at Provincial Airlines.
We would like to thank the following sponsors: Steel Communications,
Transcontinental Media, Wedgwood Insurance, Arctic Spas, Toyota Plaza,
Marble RV Hot Tub, Natural Boutique, LeGrows, Hot Tub Pros, NORD Marine
Services Limited, & Kent Building Supplies. Don't miss out on available
sponsorships! Call Cynthia today at 1-800-267-WISH to get your company
involved in the largest golf tournament ever assembled in the province.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and
17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant
exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families, over 600
of these here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is
proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the
help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three
wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully
structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The
Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and
territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.
Since our inception in 1974 Provincial Airlines has been a proud
supporter of community initiatives through our generous charitable
donations, tireless volunteer and fundraising work and assisting with
medical travel in each and every market we serve. As a locally owned
and operated business we take great pride in supporting the communities
we serve as our airline is operated each and every day by the very
people that live in these communities. For more information on
Provincial Airlines and our various community activities, please visit
us at www.provincialairlines.ca
SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information:
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
Tel: (709) 687-9474
Vice President, Corporate Development
Tel: (709) 570-1441